July Writing Goals for Camp NaNoWriMo

July means camp time. Yes traditional camping in the woods and the writing kind over at NaNoWriMo. In July, writers set a writing (or editing) goal. As a writer, I find motivation when I write during these types of challenges, especially on those days when I don’t feel like writing. The competitor in me pushes through the excuses when I see other writers posting about their personal goals. I rarely wait until the last minute […]

Expand Your Writing Community with my Slack Group

I recently wrote about having a writing community in my article. I created a writing accountability support group on Slack, called “Let’s Write!” This is a safe community where any level writer is welcome and can share what they are working on, ask questions, and support other writers. I’m using this writing community as a home where I can post my daily and weekly goals to stay accountable. I will share my goals on social […]

Two Book Ideas: Deciding Which Story to Tell

Last year, I started a rough draft of a novel idea I had. I had no idea what I was doing. I worked on it for a few months and realized it was not enough for a book, more like a short story. Another idea popped into my head and it wouldn’t let go. I spent a few months thinking about the plot as it was a little complicated. The problem I am facing is […]

Making the Most of Writing Challenges

Today is the halfway mark for the #1000wordsofsummer writing challenge, created by Jami Attenberg. How are you doing with the challenge? One day, a migraine kept me away from my writing goal but have managed to catch up this weekend. How do you feel about writing challenges? Motivate you? Depress you? Depends on how life is at the time? Yes, yes and yes. I’m drawn to these types of writing challenges. The energy of everyone […]